Sephora recently launched their philanthropic initiative, The Sephora Project, by partnering with Girls for A Change (GFC). Girls for A Change is a “national organization that empowers girls to create social change,” with a focus on girls who live in low-income communities.
Sephora will partner with GFC as they embark on their nationwide tour. This tour kicks off on September 24th and will take GFC to cities to host summits, rallies, and meetings to get young women fired up about changing their lives and communities. As of now, the GFC tour won’t make a stop in Chicago, but if you’d like to learn more about Girls For A Change and how you can be involved, visit their website at http://www.girlsforachange.org!
Sephora has also designed a REALLY cute tote bag which will go on sale this month in all Sephora stores. The totes are $12 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Girls for A Change. For more information on Sephora’s committment to the community, click here!
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Head on over to Between Boutique Cafe and Lounge on Tuesday, 9/30, and 10/1, and help raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. The benefits will last from 6-9p and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and participate in a silent auction.
Between Boutique Cafe and Lounge is located at 1324 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park. I went past there last week while “thrifting” for handbags. It is a really nice spot to hang out and eat. Make sure to head on over there and grab a half-priced bottle of wine and enjoy the Benefit!
Tonight, the Chicago Fashion Foundation will host its Annual Membership party at the W Lakeshore (644 N. Lake Shore Drive). The event will last from 6-8p and take place in Altitudes on the 33rd floor. Attendees will hear about the plans for Fashion Focus 2008 (Chicago’s Fashion Week), the 2009 CFF scholarship benefit and much more!
The event is free for current members and $10 for non-members. For more information, please visit chicagofashionfoundation.org!
I spent the night at my sister’s house so we could do dinner, wine, and “Fashion Rocks!” Fashion Rocks is part-concert, part-fashion show, and 100% fabulous! The show featured performances by Rihanna (favorite performance), Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, and Solange (second favorite performance). Tonight marks the show’s fifth anniversary and all ticket proceeds benefitted Stand Up to Cancer.
Stand Up to Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a charitable organization, and was established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders, whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways. Stand Up To Cancer leverages industry resources, including people, television and the web, in the fight against cancer.
In addition to tonight’s Fashion Rocks show, you can also bid on select items in the Fashion Rocks charity auction on eBay. Some of the items listed include:
- Dinner for 2 at the NY hot spot, Waverly Inn, and an autographed Vanity Fair book
- An autographed Venus Williams’ tennis racquet
- BCBG $1000 shopping spree gift certificate
- Tickets to the 2009 Baby Phat fashion show and a meet-and-greet with Kimora Lee Simmons (sign me up for that one!)
For additional items, visit the eBay store by clicking here
. The auction closes on Monday, September 15th. Happy bidding!
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned fashion show to raise funds for a medical center. While some organizations are still learning the ropes of pulling off a successful benefit show, the ladies of the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center have been at it for over 80 years! This funds raised at year’s 82nd annual show, Silhouettes, will go towards the board’s commitment of $10 million for the development of the Woman’s Board Heart and Vascular Center.
The fashion show will take place on Thursday, September 11th at the Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan). The show begins at 7p, and tickets, which range from $25-$100 are available through the Symphony Center box office. Call 312-294-3000 for more information on tickets.
For more information on the Woman’s Board, please visit their site: http://www.thewomensboard.org
Reach Out will host its 5th Annual Wine Event on Thursday, September 11th at Orso’s restaurant (1401 N. Wells). The event, which will last from 7-10p, will raise funds in support of nonprofit organizations who assist and support victims and families of domestic violence. The cost of the event is $40, and includes unlimited pizza and wine.
You can visit the Reach Out website to purchase tickets. Click here for more information!
LC (or Lauren Conrad), from The Hills, is giving back with a charity necklace to help young women. The “Have a Heart” pendant (featured in the pic above) will benefit the Mark Girls m.powerment Campaign, with a full 100% of net proceeds from each sale going directly to this charitable initiative. The m.powerment campaign is designed to prevent domestic violence against young women between the ages of 16-24. This m.powerment Expert Advisory Board will recommend five organizations focused on ending partner and relationship violence and award them with up to $50,000 in grants.
The necklace costs $22 and will be featured on meetmark.com from September 16th to April 28, 2009. If you don’t have a local Mark representative, you can order the necklace online at meetmark.com.
Prescription Well-Being is giving you another chance at fabulous giving! If you can’t make it out to the CRAVE Chicago Summer Party, the charity is partnering with 1154 LILL Studio, the custom handbag boutique, in a Sample Sale and Warehouse Tour on September 13th. The event will take place at 1154 LILL’s warehouse and guests will have the opportunity to buy sample bags, fabrics, ballet flats, materials (think fabric and beads) and more for 50-75% off.
There is a $5 entrance fee which will benefit Prescription Well-Being and the first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary LILL SAM makeup bag!
The warehouse is located at 1511 W. 38th Street and the event will last from 9a-1p. If you’re not familiar these great bags, head on over to the website to view them!
P.S. Congrats to Stacey at Prescription Well-Being on her new twins!
If you know me, then you know that there’s nothing I love more than great desserts! I mean, who wouldn’t? I recently discovered a way to support my sweet tooth and our troops! Bake Me A Wish delivers premium gourmet cakes right to your door. They are located in NYC and have been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Ellen, and many other shows.
Five percent of each order helps Bake Me A Wish send gourmet birthday cakes overseas to our troops through their Operation Birthday Cake program! Honestly, that’s the best part. It’s nice to know that soldiers who are fighting for freedom have the opportunity to enjoy their special days with some special cakes. Just to make you drool, I’ve included some pics of the cakes on their website
Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake
Tiramisu Classico Cake
Cookies and Cream Cake
Turtle Brownie Cake